Title: Legend (Legend #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Release date: Noviember 29, 2011.
Rating : 4.5/5
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What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias' death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
I really enjoy this book, is a good dystopian novel with a lot of action and a conspiracy theory plot.
Legend is told from two points of view: June and Day (I like that the font color was different for June and Day).
June is a kick ass heroine and Day is a great counterpart, both are intelligent with analytical reasoning(especially June, she analyze everything). And my favorite character is Day, he´s protective, loyal, charming (in a peculiar way, he´s like a modern Robin Hood).
I recommend this book to all the dystopian lovers.
Ohh, almost forgot, CBS films acquired the film rights of the book. source